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Dead Right (1997)

by Peter Robinson

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An outspoken neo-Nazi man is murdered, but when Inspector Banks starts investigating, it seems other motives could be behind the violent homicide. Another good installment in a consistently good series. This one has a solid mystery but also quite a lot of personal information about the characters (there's a big change in Banks' life) and I enjoyed both parts very much. ( )
  -Eva- | Mar 21, 2015 |
Detective Alan Banks investigates the death of a young Racist not is all as it appears but Banks unravels the mystery.
His personel life isnt to good his wife wants a break from him and it looks like they might split up plus he gets suspended from the Police.
Easy toread enjoyable book. ( )
  Daftboy1 | Aug 20, 2014 |
"Dead Right" is the ninth installment of the Inspector Banks series by Peter Robinson, and not one of the best in the series. The body of Jason Fox, a white supremacist, is found lying in an alleway behind a pub. Witnesses that saw him exchanging harsh words with three Pakistani men quickly bring the investigation round to focus on race crime. But Inspector Banks, needless to say, is not convinced. He releases the young Pakistanis from custody, bringing upon him the wrath of his superiors. He digs into Jason's ties in the Albion League, the white power group he worked for, and his family. The plot this time is quite thin. It is obvious from the start that there is more to the crime than meets the eye, but the going is slow. Robinson is still a master of crime fiction, but "Dead Right" is below his usual standards. ( )
  ashergabbay | Jul 7, 2013 |
Peter Robinson grew up in Yorkshire, and is the author of a number of previous novels featuring Inspector Alan Banks. He is recognised as one of the top writers of English police procedurals and is the winner of numerous awards in the United States, Britain and Canada, and in 2002 he won the CWA Dagger in the Library.

A young man has been kicked to death in a filthy alleyway. The victim is a known racist and at first it looks like the result of a pub fight gone wrong, until that is Banks learns that Jason Fox, the victim was a member of a white power organization known as the Albion League. Fox was bound to have enemies but who hated him enough to kill him? The young Pakistanis he had insulted in the pub earlier? Shady friends of his business partner, Mark Wood? Someone who resented the teenager's growing power in a brutal and unforgiving organization?

One thing is for sure, Inspector Banks is not going to be short of suspects.

The Inspector Banks mysteries are getting better and better. What makes this volume so good is the increasingly humanizing of Banks, whose character is a depository of personal problems that he struggles to keep out of his investigations. His wife has asked for a separation; his DS has been conned into betraying information that drops him into it with Jimmy Riddle, the Superintendent who has had it in for him for years; and he ends up suspended. The police's official inquiry and the wealth of well written secondary characters who stomp through Alan's personal space, add a genuine feel to the novel.

I’ll certainly be looking out for more Inspector Banks mysteries. ( )
  Jawin | Sep 26, 2010 |
My favorite so far. The personal stuff balanced by good conflict with authority. The myth of the courageous detective. ( )
  Darrol | Jan 1, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0380794764, Mass Market Paperback)

There's a deliberate lack of excessive angst and glamour in Peter Robinson's books about Inspector Alan Banks and his fellow Yorkshire coppers, so first-time readers might think them bland. But under the books' placid surfaces, whole worlds of crime and justice are being worked out. In this ninth book in his increasingly popular series, Robinson gives Banks some serious problems of a personal and professional nature: a neglected wife and a ruthlessly ambitious superior. He also drops Banks into a frighteningly realistic neo-Nazi group called the Albion League, whose activities include drug dealing and murder. Other books in the series available in paperback include Innocent Graves, Final Account, Gallow's View, and Hanging Valley.

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When the body of young Jason Fox is found stomped to death after pub closing hours, it looks like an open-and-shut case of a drunken brawl turned deadly. The victim had made racial slurs toward three youths in the pub, and since the three resist questioning, Eastvale's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and his colleague, Detective Constable Susan Gay, have no choice but to have them locked up. But they're out in no time, and Banks faces a furious Chief Constable Riddle who accuses him of laying the timber for a racial conflagration and demands that Banks leave the legwork to his underlings and run the investigation from his desk without further incident - or find himself on traffic duty.… (more)

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